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Ms. Gordon has extensively traveled in relation to professional addiction recovery service in Thailand, Indonesia, Switzerland, Poland, Canada, and Peru. Ms. Gordon is a graduate of Harvard College, Bank Street College of Education and has graduate course work at New York University, Oxford University and Columbia University Business School. Ms. Gordon is a mother of three sons. She sponsors women internationally and is an ally of the LGBTQ community.
I have 18 yrs in Recovery. My pathway to recovery was through abstinence based treatment and MAT (Methadone). I am currently working as a CRPA/Supervisor Peer Services at Samaritan Daytop Village Independence in the Bronx.
I am the Chairperson for the Alumni Association of NYS.
I co-chair for consumers at the Bronx Council on Alcohol and substance use disorder and recently appointed FOR NY Board Member.
I am on the OASAS/DOHMH/OMH BRSS (Bringing Recovery Support to Scale) NYS EPICS (Employing Peers in Community Services) team, RIT member and a member of the Bronx Opioid Collective Impact Project where we do community outreach twice a week to provide the homeless (MH/SUD) population with daily living needs, harm reduction material, food and information on treatment and Recovery support services available to them and the community.
Ann Marie received a Bachelor for Professional Studies in Human Services at age 55, has been an active member of the steering committee of the Alumni Association of NYS since 2010, is a credentialed Advanced CASAC since 2013, Recovery Coach in 2014, Certified Peer Recovery Advocate in 2015 and is an active member of the Recovery community by committing to doing service and supporting others seeking and maintaining recovery. Ms. Cross is a mother of 8 children and 14 grandchildren, enjoys family gatherings and being a single parent to her 18 year-old youngest son and doing service with underserved populations.